(Aug. 16, 2004)
Mary Syverson lost her eight-month battle with cancer Monday, Aug. 16 at the age of 58 She died at the Lewiston Care Center in Lewiston, Idaho.
She was born May 25, 1946, in Lovell to Ruth Anne and Lyman Paddock. She spent nearly her entire school career in the Powell school system. However, she graduated from Thermopolis with the Class of 1964, having moved to Thermopolis from the family ranch at Heart Mountain in April 1964.
She married Larry Weilbrenner in May of 1964. From that marriage a daughter, Scarlet was born. They later divorced. Several years later, she married Joe Syverson from Thermopolis. From that marriage a daughter, Jodi Lee was born. That marriage also ended in divorce.
Mary was employed by Mac's Cycle and Marine in Clarkston, Wash., at the time of her death. She was a lifelong lover of art, horses, and writing being a gifted artist herself.
She is survived by her two daughters, Scarlet and Jodi; three grandchildren, Derek Squires, Jennifer Squires and Michael Thompson; four sisters, Cajean Drake of Arvada Bonnie Hinkle of Riverton; Helen Snyder of Cody; and Anne Norskog of Lacey, Wash.; and her brother, Danny Voyles of Gillette. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and cousins, including Gene Cliame of Worland, Charles Cliame of Riverton and Betty Stagner of Riverton.
She was preceded in death by her parents as well as an older brother.
At her request, there will be no services. She donated her remains to science.